Römisches Matronenheiligtum "Heidentempel"

Römisches Matronenheiligtum "Heidentempel"

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  • Jo

    The cult site was probably originally a tree cult site, which in its expansion phase was dedicated to the Matronae Vacallinehae or Vocallinehae. These matronas were possibly the patron saint of a group or clan of the area called Vacalli. These Celtic-Germanic mother goddesses appear mainly in Northern Italy, Gaul, Lower Germany and Britain and are mostly derived from tree cults. The matron cult is particularly widespread in the Roman Rhineland. The naming mostly results from place, river or family names ...

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    • January 26, 2019

  • MoRi

    Matron temple in Nöthen-Pesch
    under the link:
    interested hikers will find a lot of interesting information on the topic - Matronen in Heidenempel Nöthen - Pesch and in Vacalli area 3

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    • January 31, 2020

  • Bernd

    Nice stopover, not as "crowded" as the matron sanctuary at Nettersheim.

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    • September 24, 2017


    Roman Matron Shrine "Heideempel" on the Addig

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    • November 6, 2014

  • joetobn

    There is also a small shelter right next to the remains of the temple complex ...

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    • May 10, 2020

  • Lothar Zielasko

    Here you can rest and look at the past

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    • July 6, 2020

  • Gisela MoMa

    It is nice to see how current admirers give the matrons little gifts.

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    • September 10, 2020

  • Kerstin Mölke

    Peace and a great landscape

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    • October 23, 2016

  • 🅱️etty🚶🏼‍♀️🐎

    There is a special atmosphere here.

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    • January 2, 2021

  • R.Bungartz

    The Gallo-Roman temple district was built on a hill above the confluence of the Wespelbach and Hornbach rivers. It is one of the best preserved Roman cult complexes in North Rhine-Westphalia. The largest extension of the complex is a 100 by 34 meter rectangle from the 4th century AD. The architectural beginnings can be dated to the 1st century AD, the flowering was reached in the 4th century, the destruction was noted for the beginning of the 5th century. Source: Wikipedia

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    • March 28, 2021

  • Martin & Sabine neben der Spur

    For almost 2000 years, people have been drawn to this place with a very special, calm atmosphere.
    In addition to the archeology and the well-prepared information, it is also worth taking a look at the many small offerings for the matrons.

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    • April 2, 2021

  • Jan

    Very beautiful

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    • July 18, 2018

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